This introductory guide to ABA demystifies the often complex terminology, the underlying principles, and commonly-used procedures of ABA using accessible, everyday language.
This revised and updated edition reflects recent developments and introduces new key terms. Albert J. Kearney explains the kinds of learning and reinforcement processes that form the basis of ABA programs. Having covered these essential principles, he describes how the science of behavior analysis can be effectively applied to real life behavior problems. He looks at how behavior is assessed and various intervention techniques that are often employed with children who have autism and other special needs. Having laid these essential foundations, Kearney touches on more advanced topics: the applications of ABA in behavioral education, such as precision teaching and programmed instruction.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Albert J. Kearney is a clinical and school psychologist. He has a doctorate in counseling psychology and now has over thirty years' experience in the field. He lives in Massachusetts, USA.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Quick References A-Z. 1. What Does ABA Mean? 2. What is Behavior? 3. What are Antecedents? 4. What are Consequences? 5. What Are Some Other Kinds of Learning? 6. What is Behavioral Analysis? 7. What Do We Do Next? 8. What is Behavioral Education? 9. Summing Up. Appendix: What Else Can I Read About ABA? References. Subject index. Author index.